6.18 gallons is what I show for the tank. I never went over 58mph & was in 5th gear most of the time at 35mph. When I'm riding at low RPM's I end up shifting three times as much so I don't lug the engine.Bones1955 said:I thought the tank held 6.6 gallons.
If it does you had 1.138 gall left .
None the less 59 mpg is very good,,did you even go over 50 or 3k..lol
I have found that when I put more fuel in a vehicle than its stated capacity the pumps (and or vendor) are cheating people. I proved this one time to a station owner by making him watch while I put an indicated 7.5 gallons in a five gallon can. They shut the station the next day and dug up all the pipes feeding the pumps, turned out there was a leak in one pipe and it was sucking air and charging for fuel.Patric said:I have learned; how much gas you can put into a BMW tank is different that the size BMW says the tank is. My '10 R1200GSA says the Adventure tank is 8.6 Gal, but I put 9.4 in it all the time. I have heard if it is real low, you can get 10 Gal in it.:wave
Everywhere else I have seen says 6.2 for the LT. Not sure I believe this source.Bones1955 said:
The 3rd edition of the Service and Technical Booklet lists capacity at: 24l (6.34 gal).Voyager said:Everywhere else I have seen says 6.2 for the LT. Not sure I believe this source.
Having said that, I have never run mine dry to verify the capacity. The most I ever put in was 6.05 gallons and that was after 330 or so miles.
Anyone run their LT dry to check the tank capacity? I am sure there is some variation bike to bike, but I am curious to know for sure what people have managed to get into a known-empty tank.Dick said:The 3rd edition of the Service and Technical Booklet lists capacity at: 24l (6.34 gal).
And while reading that page 81,Fluids and lubricants, I noticed a lower margin boldprint note --- BMW recommends Castrol.*
*(Sorry, couldn't help it!!
I had wanted to do that this time. I was going to carry one gallon of gas with me & let it run out. I was on my way to pick up 7 sets (56) of connecting rods & didn't have room to carry the gas.Voyager said:Anyone run their LT dry to check the tank capacity? I am sure there is some variation bike to bike, but I am curious to know for sure what people have managed to get into a known-empty tank.